Thanksgiving is well-known as the worst day for travel in the United States.
Nothing says "relaxing holiday where you reflect on gratefulness" like being stranded at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport for nine hours while your family cuts the pumpkin pie.
Well, get ready to be bedazzled by Thanksgiving Travel 2.0 in Joe Biden's America:
There's a perfect storm brewing for Thanksgiving Day travelers: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says only about 60% of its workers are vaccinated.
The deadline to get the shot is just two weeks away. It's expected holiday travel will reach 80-90% of pre-pandemic passenger levels. While that's good news, the airline industry is still struggling to keep up with demand...
At this point for unvaccinated TSA workers, the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the only remaining choice. Workers would have had to get it Monday to be considered "fully vaccinated" by the Nov. 22 deadline.
Hoo boy. So we have less than a week for a huge number of federal workers to get a shot and avoid the unprecedented chaos that would come with a sharply reduced TSA staff over the Thanksgiving holiday. The clock is ticking.
It might not be a bad idea to start making some contingency travel plans for Thanksgiving—car, train, donkey, whatever.
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